Land Rights Consultant

Land Rights Consultant ZOA Uganda

Terms of Reference


ZOA implements land rights projects across Uganda, including in West Nile, Acholi, Rwenzori, Busoga and Kigezi regions. ZOA’s land rights work includes capacity development for government and local partners; promotion of self-financing approaches; and advocacy for the rights of women, youth and persons with disabilities.


ZOA is in search of a temporary consultant to provide technical leadership in Land Rights contributing to quality implementation, monitoring, and donor compliance of ZOA Uganda’s Land Rights projects for three months.

S/He ensures that training of staff and partners, coaching, learning, and technical monitoring is carried out regularly. The Land Rights Advisor is responsible for overseeing proposal development and exploring new Land Rights project opportunities on behalf of ZOA Uganda. The consultancy requires considerable time spent at project locations and coordinating with stakeholders, partners, and donors.

Aim of this assignment

The main responsibility of the Land Rights Consultant is to ensure high quality Land Rights programme design, implementation, and evaluation of projects by providing technical support with expertise and knowledge of Land Rights in Uganda, with a primary focus on Customary Land Ownership and subsequent transactions.


Programme quality.

  • Provides high quality technical support to the implementation of ZOA Uganda’s Land Rights projects;
  • Supports Land Rights projects throughout the project management cycle, including technical review of programmatic tasks;
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of Land Rights Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) plans;
  • Collaborates with ZOA International’s Sector Specialist Land Rights concerning quality standards and policy compliance, proposal reviews, learning, and funding opportunities;

Learning and capacity strengthening

  • Builds capacity of Land Rights project staff on key project concepts and approaches;
  • Builds capacity and ensures capacity strengthening of co-implementing partner(s) in line with identified needs;

Proposal development

  • Leads or participates in the development of high-quality Land Rights project proposals;


  • Reviews donor reports in line with contractual obligations and technical standards;

Other activities

  • Provides input to communication and visibility efforts, e.g. online, printed materials, ZOA’s international website;
  • Supports the recruitment of project staff; when necessary, reviewing the job descriptions, participating in job interviews;
  • Any other duty assigned by the Manager of Programme Quality or Country Director.

Outputs (expected deliverables)

  • Field support visits
  • Support to technical trainings
  • Reviewing reports (Capacity Needs Assessments, quarterly reports)
  • Reviewing training materials
  • Support to baseline / MEAL tools for Land Rights
  • Partner mapping and meetings
  • Update communications materials and documents for external sharing
  • Technical support on gender, disability inclusion in Land Rights
  • Support to identification of Land Rights co-implementing and technical partners
  • Support to review / draft proposal documents and annexes, and related activity plans.



  • University degree (Master’s preferred) in Land Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies, International Relations or other relevant field;

Professional experience

  • At least 5 years of delivering high quality Land Rights related projects/programmes in similar contexts;
  • Sound understanding of the Land Rights and land tenure landscape, including major trends and developments in the Land Rights sector, both on a national and global level.
  • Strong record of accomplishment and (lead) writing experience in successful proposal development proposals to institutional donors and foundations, both standalone and in consortia.
  • Strong reporting and writing skills;
  • Experience working in consortia and with local partners; experience representing the organization externally;
  • Excellent spoken and written command of English.


  • Excellent facilitation, communication skills and writing ability;
  • Innovative, creative, and enthusiastic;
  • Provides regular feedback, acknowledges success and the need for improvement with Supervisees;
  • Result oriented and possession of learning power.
  • Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;
  • Self-motivator, able to take initiatives with limited supervision


  • Payment includes costs of professional fees, travel and accommodation to and in the field location.
  • Payment is to be made upon the completion and submission of the required key outputs from the assignment.

Period of the assignment

3 months, estimated at up to 60 working days (May-July)

Place of the assignment

The Consultant, Land Rights will be based at the ZOA office in Kampala. Periodic visits to the project locations/other districts in the region are anticipated.

Time frame

The assignment is expected to start May 2024.

How to apply

Applicants must be available for the period of the assignment.

Interested applicants should be Uganda-based consultants with relevant experience and should submit:

1. CV showing relevant experience

2. The proposed budget for the assignment, based on a day rate calculation

3. Motivation letter

Above information should be submitted to ZOA via this application link by April 30th, 2023.

Because ZOA highly values Integrity, we expect all colleagues to sign up for and adhere to our Code of Conduct. As part of its recruitment process, ZOA carries out rigorous background and reference checks for all candidates, which will include checking government sanction lists and possibly criminal records. As ZOA participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, all reference checks include a written questionnaire, the “Statement of Conduct”, which will be sent to past employers regarding Misconduct (such as sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment). This Statement of Conduct adopts the definitions used in the Scheme. The provision of references by ZOA will be subject to the Scheme as well.

Leave a Reply